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Edmund Giesecke (1909)

Location:

Zion Evangelical Church
Allen St.
Owensboro, KY 42303 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 69156

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Evangelical and Reformed Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 11 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 11 stops.
Great:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Edmund Giesecke
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Edmund Giesecke
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.

Pedal:
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Edmund Giesecke
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Edmund Giesecke
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 11
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.
Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021:

Identified through information on the Evansville AGO website, -- "The first pipe organ was installed in 1909 by Edmund Giesecke of Evansville. It probably contained eleven ranks. Half of the $2025 cost was provided by the Carnegie Foundation. Originally the Giesecke organ was powered by a water motor. It was "electrified" in 1922."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 16, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel with organ at front, left: Photograph from an archival source: Church archives via Evansville AGO website, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken approx. 1922

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